The Bible treats pride as sinful, and so it surely is, but it seems to me that there are two kinds of pride. One is concerned with the deference someone thinks they deserve, feeling wronged if that deference is not forth-coming. It may be concerned with the opinion of others; it may be concerned with an inflated opinion of one’s self. But, there is another kind of pride. It is the kind of pride that says “the kind of person I am treats others with respect” or, “the kind of person the Lord has made me to be does not lie”. In this case the elevated self image is a restraint on the personal ego and works in the opposite manner as the self-important (sin) version. In some instances, an accurate self image may not allow for the standard to be “the kind of person I am”, but must be “the kind of person I aspire to be with the help of the Lord”. It is easy to find passages concerning self-aggrandizing pride, but does anyone know of scripture to support pride as a positive restraint on the self? Or, is this just an illusion, finding fallacious reasons to hold a high self opinion? Comments welcome.